Working on projects that may be breathtaking in size, scope, and technical challenge
Higher levels of individual responsibility, where you not only need to know how to do everything, you are expected to transfer these skills to a national employee
One of the greatest advantages of living far away was easy access to most of the rest of the world
Many find the expatriate lifestyle attractive, which may include household staff and a driver in some locations
Compensation is last on the list, but still an advantage. International postings generally have an uplift in salary which may vary from 5-40%. Do not expect to get wealthy on a typical 3-5 year assignment, however. Be aware that you will have increased travel and vacation costs, and it may cost more to maintain your lifestyle far from home.
At home or abroad, what careers are available to a petroleum geologist or geophysicist?
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